Pathways to Economic Security for People with Disabilities: Social Insurance, Asset Development, and Supported Employment

A workshop on Wednesday, October 15, 2008 ~ Transcripts and Presentations available for download!

The National Academy of Social Insurance, in partnership with the National Institute for Disability and Rehabilitation Research, sponsored this workshop to showcase disability and employ-related research findings and initiatives.

8:30am  Registration, coffee, and light breakfast

9:00am  WELCOME

 
  • Margaret Simms, National Academy of Social Insurance
  • Timothy Muzzio, National Institute for Disability and Rehabilitation Research

9:10am  PART I: PRESENTATION OF RESEARCH FINDINGS

  • Moderator: Margaret Campbell, National Institute for Disability and Rehabilitation Research
  • Johnette Hartnett, Asset Accumulation and Economic Self Sufficiency, National Disability Institute and University of Iowa College of Law
  • John Kregel, Workplace Supports and Job Retention, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Jon Sanford, Workplace Accommodations, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Richard Balkus, Disability Demonstration Projects, Social Security Administration

10:30am  PART 2: RESPONSE FROM EXPERTS IN POLICY IMPLEMENTATION
What needs to happen to implement the research findings in policy? What are the opportunities and barriers? What are the implications of the evidence-based research for social insurance, income security, and tax policy?

  • Moderator: Laurel Beedon, National Academy of Social Insurance
  • Sue Suter, Social Security Administration
  • David Wittenburg, Mathematica Policy Research
  • Christopher Button, U.S. Department of Labor

11:15am  BREAK

11:30am  PART 3: OPEN DISCUSSION AND KNOWLEDGE TRANSLATION
If we were to adopt the evidence-informed policies presented in Parts 1 and 2, what strategies are needed to put the policy into practice? What are the opportunities and barriers?

  • Moderator: Marty Ford, The Arc and UCP Public Policy Collaboration
  • Discussant: Susan Daniels, Daniels and Associates
  • Discussant: Michael Morris, National Disability Institute
  • Questions and discussion with all participants

12:20pm WRAP-UP AND ADJOURN


**If you need accommodations of any kind, there is a box at the end of the registration form for you to tell us your accessiblity needs.**
When
October 15th, 2008 9:00 AM   through   12:30 PM
Topics
Topics Disability
Contact
Contact Name Margaret Ward
Contact Email mward@nasi.org

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